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Help picking a half stack

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by CaptainDaniels, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. The only amp I have right now is the Ampeg BA115 and don't get me wrong, I love that thing, but the 100W won't cut it for some of the gigs I'll be playing soon. I'm on a pretty tight budget but I'm willing to stick with my Ampeg until I can save the money. I'm trying to find a good 4x10 half stack to invest in to give me the extra power I'll need. I play rock music..influenced by bands like Glassjaw (love Manny's tone but can't quite afford an SVT haha), At the Drive In but I love playing all styles. I do enjoy playing thick bass tone with not much treble so something with good low end is a must. Any ideas out there for a good quality half stack for me? Or good cab/head combonations I can mix to make a sweet rig?
  2. Gearhead17

    Gearhead17 Supporting Member

    May 4, 2006
    Roselle, IL
    I suggest looking for an Ampeg 410he cab and a 500 watt bass head. The 410he may not have great low end, but it will get you loud enough on stage and what not. Are you going to have a PA system at your disposal? If you do, the cab on stage is generally your stage monitor and you should let the PA do as much work as possible to get your sound to the audience.

    Sometimes you have to balance between what you need on stage to hear yourself and what you want to hear from your bass rig. Many times what you want to hear out of your rig will not result in you hearing yourself well on stage. Keep that in mind.
  3. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Look for used gear, try before you buy, etc.
  4. afireinside


    Jan 3, 2008
    I bought a Acoustic B200 head and a 4x10 cab and i love it sounds great loud tight sound and was about $400.00 after some negoation......
  5. jodyacoustic


    Nov 29, 2008
    theres some great second hand deals out there.i found a beaten up ampeg hln 4x10 for $250 and an eden wt 300 for 400 CAN and its the best amp ive ever owned!i couldnt get much here new for that price....a line 6 combo maybe :(

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